Archive for June, 2004

The Scare of My Life

Okay, so where to begin? These days I’ve graduated, and so naturally I began the whole job search thing. I looked into some stuff with Delta as well as these commercial cleaning contracts I was bidding on; none of this comes through.

FINALLY I get a call, it’s Borders Bookstore. They want to hire me full-time, with benefits. Well, okay. The drawbacks: The want me on Saturday nights, when my church meets, and they want me to work half of the time not on the booksellers side, but for Borders Cafe. (*Yes, I now work at Borders Cafe!*) And the pay’s not much to write home about either. Sigh. Well, I accept anyway, even with the less-than-ideal situations, hoping and praying they’ll work out.

I’ve been reading a book, HEARING GOD by Dallas Willard. S’good. About developing a conversational relationship with God, in the larger context of a life nourished by awareness of and communion with Him. Willard likes Brother Lawrence and Frank Laubuch, two of my favorite Christian mystics–who, incidentally, we’re reading for this contemplative prayer retreat some saints and I are going on. Talking to and hearing from God; it’s good…

…And not a moment too soon, with the near-death experience I felt this afternoon. Continue reading ‘The Scare of My Life’

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